BIR files tax evasion case vs 4 firms
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a tax evasion case against a multi-level marketing company and three other business firms.
The BIR on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P359-million tax evasion complaint against Royale Business Club in Quezon City for failing to file accurate income tax returns.
The BIR, in a statement, said Royale violated the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 when it “willfully attempted to evade or defeat tax” for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Royale is a local company engaged in the marketing and distribution of consumer products, such as food supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products and beverages.
According to the BIR, Royale underdeclared its taxable sales by 387 percent in 2011, by 122 percent in 2012, and by 80 percent in 2013.
“In sum, Royale received income payments from the said banks amounting to P190.79 million in 2011, P236.38 million in 2012 and P354.06 million in 2013. Investigators, however, discovered that Royale declared in its ITR gross sales amounting to P39.14 million in 2011, P106.69 million in 2012 and P196.68 million in 2013, thus, substantially underdeclaring its correct taxable sales by 387 percent or P151.64 million in 2011, by 122 percent or P129.69 million in 2012 and by 80 percent or P157.38 million in 2013,” the complaint said.
BIR also filed a tax evasion case against Quezon City-based Rusette Printing Press & Trading and its owner Teresita R. Alcantara, Dainan International Inc and its president Nelson Tia, and Vivetech Corporation and its president Edwin B. Lumague and treasurer Roedel R. Lumague.
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